Courses & Units

Building Technology in Design 2: Materials and Thermal Comfort KDA115

Launceston

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Introduction

This unit focuses on built environment sustainability, which underpins much of the BEnvDes and MArch courses. If people are thermally comfortable, and buildings respond to local climatic conditions and are made from appropriate materials, then less energy is used and fewer environmental impacts will occur as a result of design decisions. This unit explores climate and building climatic archetypes, makes a detailed analysis of thermal comfort factors and building heat flows, and examines approaches used to rate environmental impacts. It develops skills in the enumeration of energy and material flows in buildings as a decision making tool for design. The emphasis is on developing architectural science concepts in the context of design.

Summary

Unit name Building Technology in Design 2: Materials and Thermal Comfort
Unit code KDA115
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Architecture & Design
Discipline Architecture and Design
Coordinator

Teaching staff

Dr Richard Burnham

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,168.00 040101

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

One hour lecture per week (12 weeks).
Three hours of tutorials and workshops per week (12 weeks).

Assessment

Three assignments weighted at 20%, 40% and 40%.
There are no exams in this unit.

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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